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NBK unveils prepaid card in partnership with Qatar Airways & British Airways

By Delisha Fernandes

December 11, 2023

  • British Airways
  • Cardholders
  • Financial Inclusion
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National Bank of Kuwait, NBK, Apple PayNational Bank of Kuwait (NBK) has unveiled the NBK Avios Visa Signature Prepaid Card in partnership with Qatar Airways Privilege Club and British Airways Executive Club.

The NBK Avios Visa Signature Card empowers customers to collect Avios, the rewards currency for Qatar Airways Privilege Club and British Airways, on their everyday payments. Members can opt for their preferred airline loyalty programme at the time of the application and will earn Avios on every transaction made with the prepaid card.

Mohammed Al-Othman, CEO of Consumer and Digital Banking Group at National Bank of Kuwait, said, “We’re excited to join forces with two of the prominent airline industry leaders to unveil a first of its kind prepaid card in the region, jointly co-branded with Qatar Airways and British Airways and powered by Visa — offering distinct benefits to our valued customers.

Among key benefits of the NBK Avios Visa Signature Card, when the customer chooses Qatar Airways Privilege Club as the preferred airline loyalty programme, include bonus on first usage and renewal of the prepaid card, accelerated opportunity to earn Avios on international spends and flight bookings with Qatar Airways, the opportunity for tier fast-track to Silver or Gold tier and much more.

If a customer chooses British Airways Executive Club as the preferred airline loyalty programme, they will benefit from bonus on first usage and also renewal of the prepaid card, accelerated opportunity to earn Avios on international spends and flight bookings with British Airways and much more.

“The NBK Avios Visa Signature Card is designed to enhance the travel experience of cardholders who will enjoy convenient and secure payments at our more than 130 million merchants worldwide. As a prepaid card, it will help drive financial inclusion so more consumers can enjoy the benefits of digital commerce. We remain committed to collaborating with our local partners to deliver innovative solutions that meet the evolving needs of our cardholders and reward them when shopping and paying with their Visa card,” said Saeeda Jaffar, Visa’s SVP and Group Country Manager for GCC.

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